Calo Interventions

Clinical Therapy

The Calo therapeutic model is based on the belief that most emotional and many behavioral disturbances in young people respond best to attachment, relationship interventions.

The Calo model is based on the principles of commitment, acceptance, security, and attunement.

Two teen girls doing homework with their canines

Canine Therapy

Often, students will experience making mistakes with the canines and experience feelings of empathy, love, and acceptance as the canine quickly forgives and provides unconditional love. This allows the student to practice safe and healthy attachment, with the ultimate goal of transferring those relationship skills to safe human relationships (transferable attachment).


Neurofeedback (NFB) is electroencephalography (EEG)-biofeedback; it measures electrical brain-wave activity then transforms the frequencies into a digital signal which allows a computer to feed back the information to a student through video and sound. Its

Teen girl on rope course

Adventure Therapy

Calo’s Adventure Therapy is a program that works with Calo students to help them in three main areas; Creating positive shared experience (which creates joy), Building self-efficacy, and encouraging students into the growth zone.


Residential Therapy

The advantage of residential care is almost total “variable” control. Calo controls all variables in a given child’s life while they are in treatment.


To help our struggling learners, we provide differentiated instruction in a classroom setting led by Missouri-certified teachers. Our small class sizes of 6-10 students allow our teachers, coaches, and tutors to get to know students well.

CALO High School Classroom